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The A+ Exams Guide 2e

ISBN-13: 9781584505662 / ISBN-10: 1584505664

Preparation Guide for the CompTIA Essentials, 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 Exams
Christopher A. Crayton,
500pp
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2008
£53.99

Many A+ certification guides prepare aspiring PC technicians to pass the exam, but they don’t put test objectives in a “practical use” context. Other PC repair guides cover A+ exam objectives in a real-world setting, but they don’t prepare students well enough to pass the test and get certifi ed. The A+ Exams Guide, Second Edition solves this problem by combining a complete test preparation for the new A+ examinations [Essentials (aka 220-601), 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604] with a hands-on guide that refl ects how the A+ exam questions apply to real-world PC repair problems. The book teaches users how to install and troubleshoot hardware, and provides solutions to common operating system-related problems for machines running Microsoft Windows. Each chapter includes numerous diagrams and photographs, and explains PC repair techniques using easy-to-understand language and
accessible terms. Additionally, the book’s companion CD-ROM includes hundreds of CertBlaster A+ practice questions for all four of the current A+ exams so you can test yourself as you work through the book. This is the only guide you need to pass the A+ exams and get certified!

Features

  • Prepares aspiring PC technicians to pass the A+ exams, while explaining test objectives in a "practical use" context.
  • Covers the new A+ examinations (220-601, 220-602, 220-603 and 220-604), and provides test-taking techniques for the test''s recent return to conventional linear testing, as opposed to the adaptive format of previous years.
  • Teaches users how to install and troubleshoot hardware, and provides solutions to common operating system-related problems for machines running Microsoft Windows.
  • Includes numerous diagrams and photographs, and explains PC repair techniques using easy-to-understand language and accessible terms.
  • The book''s companion CD-ROM includes CertBlasters sample tests and questions
  • Companion website available here: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1584505664

Chapter 1 The CompTIA A+ Certification Exams and 2006 Exam Objectives

Chapter 2 Motherboards, Power, BIOS, and Expansion Buses

Chapter 3 Processors and Cache

Chapter 4 Understanding Memory

Chapter 5 System Resources and Input Devices

Chapter 6 Basic Output Devices

Chapter 7 Storage Devices and Interfaces

Chapter 8 Cables, Connectors, and Ports

Chapter 9 Basic Networking

Chapter 10 Operating System Fundamentals and DOS

Chapter 11 Windows 9.X/Me

Chapter 12 Windows NT

Chapter 13 Windows 2000

Chapter 14 Windows XP

Chapter 15 Final A+ Exam Preparation
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Christopher A. Crayton
Christopher A. Crayton is a technical consultant, security consultant, and trainer. Formerly, he worked as a networking instructor at Keiser College (2001 Teacher of the Year); as a network administrator for Protocol, an electronic customer relationship management (eCRM) company; and at Eastman Kodak Headquarters as a computer and network specialist. Chris has authored several print and online books, including Microsoft Windows Vista 70–620 Exam Guide Short Cut (O’Reilly,2007), CompTIA A+ Essentials 220–601 Exam Guide Short Cut (O’Reilly, 2007), A+ Adaptive Exams(Charles River Media, 2002), The A+ Exams Guide, The A+ Certifi cation and PC Repair Handbook(Charles River Media, 2005), and The Security+ Exam Guide (Charles River Media, 2003). He has also recently co-authored the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide & DVD Training System, Second Edition (Syngress, 2007). Chris is also a technical editor/reviewer for several major publishing companies, including Thomson, Pearson, Charles River Media, Wiley, Que, O’Reilly, Syngress, and Apress. He holds MCSE, MCP+I, A+, and Network+ certifications.